Indigeneity, Colonial History and Truth


Abstract


In 2019, indigenisation of tertiary settings in Aotearoa seems to have taken twenty steps back over as many years where the systemic nature of our colonial history continues to determine what counts. Māori continue to sit on the outside of what is the norm within mainstream tertiary institutions or at best within pockets of various forms within it. Indigeneity insists that Māori did not cede sovereignty. For indigeneity to be realised, the place of Māori as tangata whenua needs to be apparent in the systems that govern us and the decisions that affect us.

 

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